Do you ever have old supplies that you've hoarded for a little too long and they no longer work right? I hope I am not the only one that does that!! Well that happened to me with a product that was included in a lovely manufacturer's prize. They were Christmas motif adhesive transfers that you could smooth onto cardstock and then coat with glitter, etc to make shiny, shimmery holiday designs. Sounded like such a fun idea that I hoarded them for several years (hangs head in shame) and over time the adhesive oozed into unrecognizable amorphous blobs in the packages. :( :( :(
When I rediscovered them recently, I had an idea that they might not work properly so I already had a back-up plan! Ha. I pressed Nuvo gilding flakes over the blobs to see what would happen. It was gorgeous!! Then I die cut butterflies from the mess. LOVE!!! I adore the arty imperfect look.
For some reason, though, the butterflies were still tacky. Hmmm....what to do? I dusted on some coordinating colors of Perfect Pearls that would hopefully deactivate the traces of adhesive. It helped, but I was not satisfied. Okay....enough of that. I knew one fool-proof way to take care of this problem for good........clear embossing powder!!! As we all know, embossing powder maddeningly clings to *anything* that is the least bit sticky or oily or wet. I dragged my butterflies through my container and zapped it with my heat gun. SUCCESS! And as a bonus there is a bit of glossy sheen added besides. Yay!!
Supplies used include:
X-Cut - Small Butterfly die
Tonic Studios - Nuvo Gilding Flakes
Clear embossing powder
Ranger - Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder
Darice - Damask embossing folder
EK Success - Image Tree: Card Set stamp set (retired)
Ranger - Gold Superfine Detail Embossing Powder
Tonic Studios - Nuvo Crystal Drops
My stock of sympathy cards was getting a bit low so I combined this with an appropriate sentiment to have on hand. I hope it doesn't look too fancy for sending condolences. With the arty look of the butterflies, I think it works. What do you think?
Hope you liked my card today. Thank you so much for stopping by. I very much appreciate the time you take to visit and leave such nice comments. Have a lovely day.
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Stamplorations - Things with Wings Linky Party
2. Stamplorations May Theme & Prompt - Stamps + Wings
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #489-490 - AG
4. DL.ART May Linky Challenge - AG
5. Creative Fingers Challenge # 207 - AG
6. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #140
7. Ike's World Challenge #144 - AG w/ opt Birds/Butterflies
8. PIP Challenge #2118 - AG